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Old 04-11-2021, 04:01 PM   #1
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Awning screws pulled out from Argosy

100% my fault.

I got too close to a building and clipped it with the awning. The rear bracket screws pulled out. I attempt to simply screw back in but the holes are larger now in the Argosy. Can I just get larger screws too fix? It appears the screws were already as big as they could be. Looking for advice for for this idiot...I mean, asking for a friend.
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Old 04-11-2021, 06:19 PM   #2
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Pictures would be helpful, but an option might be to install a "riv-nut" in the hole, and then fasten with an appropriately sized screw. A riv-nut is essentially a nut that installs like a pop rivet such that the nut ends up on the inside of the skin.

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Old 04-14-2021, 08:38 PM   #3
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Pictures would be helpful, but an option might be to install a "riv-nut" in the hole, and then fasten with an appropriately sized screw. A riv-nut is essentially a nut that installs like a pop rivet such that the nut ends up on the inside of the skin.



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You'll need to buy a box of smaller holes.
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Doesn't look too torn up, you might be able to just go with a slightly larger screw, but the riv-nut recommendation might still work as well.
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If the holes are too large I would consider going to rivnuts. I would use the aluminum bodied twist resistant type, designed for soft materials.
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